GBAC partners up with Allergy Standards

The partnership will educate ISSA members and GBAC STAR facilities and service providers on air quality.
Monday, November 22, 2021

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) , a division of ISSA, is partnering with Allergy Standards on an educational initiative to help create healthier indoor environments.

Executive director Patty Olinger announced the collaboration from the floor at the ISSA Show North America 2021 in Las Vegas last week.

The partnership will provide all of ISSA’s membership and GBAC STAR facilities and service providers with the education and the tools needed to answer questions on air quality and allergies and come up with solutions that mitigate and solve problems and make air safe and healthier in indoor spaces.

Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, senior director at GBAC, noted that the council gets a lot of questions about air quality and allergies and is constantly looking for solutions to help empower, educate, and train the industry on these topics.

Meanwhile, GBAC has welcomed Michael Diamond, co-founder and executive director of The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS), to its leadership team. Diamond will serve as a senior director and lead efforts related to innovation, technology, and GBAC-TIPS.

“Michael is dedicated to raising awareness about global health issues and showcasing unique and effective methods that can help us overcome these challenges,” said Olinger. “He brings an immeasurable level of expertise to our leadership team, which in turn will have a positive impact on the organizations and individuals who rely on GBAC for the latest insights on cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention.”

Prior to founding TIPS, Diamond spent a decade in executive positions with commercial cleaning companies around the world.

“I founded TIPS to share the science behind the innovations, ideas, and processes that are advancing global health,” says Diamond. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made the world more aware of the role that infection prevention and response play in protecting our wellbeing. I am honoured to join GBAC’s leadership team and look forward to supporting infectious disease preparation, response, and recovery.”

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